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The 10 Best PS4 Games for Engaging Gameplay

The PS4 is still home to many of the best single and multiplayer games around—and we've rounded up the best of the best for your playing enjoyment.

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The PS4 was released nearly 10 years ago, back in November of 2013. Since then, it has become one of the best-selling consoles of all time, shipping over 117 million units. Today, the PS5 gets most of the media’s attention. But the PS4 is still being manufactured, and many of the best games for PS5 are also available on PS4.

As such, the Sony-loving gamers at PopMech have come together to pick out ten of our favorite titles for PS4. If you or anyone you know is looking for an exciting new game, read on.

The Best PS4 Games

What to Consider

Everyone has different tastes when it comes to games. Because games are such a subjective form of entertainment, it's important to know what kinds of games you (or the person you are shopping for) are interested in before scrolling through the best-sellers. If you love titles like Elden Ring and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for example, you’ll probably enjoy other big action-adventure games.

If you are shopping for a child, there are a lot of extra considerations to make. Be sure to look at the ESRB rating for a game—it can tell you at a glance what kinds of content are present in any video game. Be particularly aware of kids' games with online features and in-game real-money transactions.

How We Selected

All our selections come from a mix of personal experience, critical reviews, and audience scores across a wide variety of sites and online storefronts. We highlighted a diverse set of games spanning genres, age-ranges, difficulty levels, and tones. Lastly, we chose not to include sports titles that are released every year, like FIFA and Madden.

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Best Overall
PlayStation
God of War
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Key Specs

Number of Players 1
ESRB Rating Mature
Playtime ~32 hours
Best Performing Game
PlayStation
Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Key Specs

Number of Players Up to 4 (co-op)
ESRB Rating Everyone
Playtime ~15 hours
Best Role-Playing Game
SEGA
Persona 5 Royal: Standard Edition
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Key Specs

Number of Players 1
ESRB Rating Mature
Playtime ~125 hours
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PlayStation
Bloodborne
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Key Specs

Number of Players 1
ESRB Rating Mature
Playtime ~47 hours
Best Multiplayer Game
ACTIVISION
Destiny 2
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Key Specs

Number of Players Up to 12
ESRB Rating Teen
Playtime N/A
Best Kids' Game
WB Games
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
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Key Specs

Number of Players Up to 2 (co-op)
ESRB Rating Everyone 10+
Playtime ~40 hours
Best Superhero Game
PlayStation
Marvel's Spider-Man
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Key Specs

Number of Players 1
ESRB Rating Teen
Playtime ~35 hours
Best Indie Game
Private Division
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Key Specs

Number of Players 1
ESRB Rating Teen
Playtime ~38 hours
Best Shooting Game
Apex Legends

Key Specs

Number of Players 1 or up to 60 in online multiplayer
ESRB Rating Teen
Playtime N/A
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Rocket League

Key Specs

Number of Players Up to 4 (co-op)
ESRB Rating Everyone
Playtime N/A
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